Hip Hop music has evolved over the years, as it should, but what remains true through its ever-changing states is that “Boom Bap” is still loved and appreciated by many.

There are a plethora of Hip Hop artists who hold tight to the Golden Era sounds that once dominated the mainstream. Today, that sound has lived on through underground and “indie” artists.

Take the group, Slum Village, for example.

Over the years, the sound that I, personally, have grown to love and appreciate lives on through artists such as SV. The younger generation might consider them “old” but they are without a doubt, still relevant in Hip Hop. And to maintain their level of relevancy, Slum Village recruited newcomer, BJ The Chicago Kid, along with Illa J on their single, “Expressive.”

The production boasts a mixture of jazz and Boom Bap that fuses flawlessly with the smooth delivery and lyrics of each artist. Taking me back to my favorite era of Hip Hop, “Expressive,” is a fine example of what HIP HOP is – for me, at least.